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Avoca Island Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923; Provided by the Louisiana State University Libraries

View this photo at louisianadigitallibrary.org

BH Photo #388345

Map 

Description 

Bridge with steel draw swing span completed in September or October 1912. Carried the Old Spanish Trail and US 90 until being re-routed onto what is now US 90 BUS/LA 182 in 1928. The bridge remained in use, providing access between Morgan City and Avoca Island until it was damaged in 1938. Repairs were planned but apparently not carried out. A temporary ferry service became permanent and still operates as of 2017.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss drawbridge over Bayou Boeuf on LA 1092E (formerly US 90/LA 2)
Location
Avoca, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1912; damaged 1938 and replaced by ferry
Builder
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Works of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
Design
Warren through truss drawbridge
Dimensions
Total length: 650.0 ft.
Also called
Avoca Bridge
Bayou Boeuf Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.68550, -91.19025   (decimal degrees)
29°41'08" N, 91°11'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/675108/3285307 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 76824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added image + type.
  • April 28, 2017: Added by Roger Collins

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Avoca Island Bridge
Posted April 29, 2017, by Douglas Butler

Just to let you know this is my work of mine!!!!!